Paul Davison



Paul Davison's practice extends to a wide range of commercial insurance areas, both contentious and non-contentious.

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About Paul

  • Biography

    Paul Davison's practice extends to a wide range of commercial insurance areas, both contentious and non-contentious.

    Paul has extensive experience of drafting policy wordings and advising upon major policy coverage disputes in relation to professional indemnity, D&O, material damage/business interruption, transactional liability and environmental insurances.

    Paul acts for London market insurers in defending claims brought in against a range of professionals, in particular accountants, insurance brokers, solicitors and construction professionals. Paul also acts for insurers in subrogated recovery actions.

    Paul also has an extensive non-contentious commercial insurance practice, advising upon a wide range of insurance issues in a corporate context. In particular Paul advises upon insurance market agreements (including delegated authority agreements and broker service agreements).

    His non-contentious practice has led Paul to advise extensively upon the structuring of insurance programmes and in negotiating complex insuring obligations, in particular in relation to large scale development/regeneration and PFI/PPP projects. He has also drafted commercial combined and project/PFI standard policy wordings for several major London market company and Lloyd's insurers.

    Recent prominent cases Paul has worked on include:

    • Thorogood & another v Sudworth [2013] EWHC 1370 (QB)
    • Bluefin Insurance Brokers v. FOS [2014] EWHC 3413 (Admin)
    • Mehjoo v Harben Barker [2014] EWCA Civ 358
    • The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited and others [2021] UKSC 1
Sector Expertise
  • Insurance

Service Expertise
  • Transactional Liability

  • Professional Liability

  • D&O and Financial Institutions

  • Accountants' Liability

Office Location

Newcastle Skyline


  • Bank House
  • East Pilgrim Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QF

+44 (0) 191 404 4000

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